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Eric Maskin and Amartya Sen apply voting theory to the current Republican primary.
Narayana writes a column titled Trump Starts Making Economic Sense. Seems to be a minority view among economists.
I just heard the wonderful news that Xavier Gabaix will be joining the faculty of the Harvard economics department. Welcome, Xavier!
Alan Blinder has a great column in today's Wall Street Journal.
On Yoram Bauman, Carbon Washington, and the success in British Columbia,.
My friend Phill Swagel gives his students the following assignment: Imagine that you are a staff member working for a member of Congress who sits on the Joint Economic Committee (JEC). Fed Chair Janet Yellen is about to testify before the JEC and you are assigned to write a three-page memo to prepare your boss—the member of Congress. Show More Summary
I am giving several public lectures this week. Here are the locations and links to relevant information, in case you are in the area and interested in attending: Tuesday: University of Delaware Wednesday: Drexel University Thursday: Bloomsburg University
The Boston Globe has some fun today, including with the paper a fake front page from the beginning of an imagined Trump presidency. You can see it here.
It is 4-9-16.
General Electric CEO Jeff Immelt, whom President Obama once tapped to head his economic advisory board, gives his view of presidential candidate Bernie Sanders.
Paul Krugman has an odd column today, suggesting that if you are a free trader, the Democrats are historically a better bet for you. He writes, When I say that Republicans have been more protectionist than Democrats, I’m not talkingShow More Summary
The new IGM Panel poll of prominent economists asks about this proposition: An important reason why many workers in Michigan and Ohio have lost jobs in recent years is because US presidential administrations over the past 30 years have not been tough enough in trade negotiations. Show More Summary
Alan Blinder Jon Hartley and Glenn Hubbard I don't know any mainstream economist--right, left, or center--who has good things to say about the economic policy views of Donald Trump. But, somehow, I don't think this fact will deter his supporters.
The Stigler Center of the University of Chicago has a new blog.
FYI: Both Merle and Alison Brown (the banjo player) are former Ec 10 students.
It depends on when you ask. If you are interested in reviewing the 2004 furor over outsourcing, click here (published version).
In the new issue of the Eastern Economic Journal, David Colander critiques the Ten Principles in my favorite textbook and concludes they are insufficiently nuanced. Here is my response.
On British Columbia's carbon tax.